The Babe and I is a wonderful historical fiction story that teaches many great lessons. It is the type of literature you can teach almost any common core standard through. The problem I found for my students was that they lacked the background knowledge about The Great Depression and what life was like at that time. I created this Powerpoint using images from the Library of Congress Website. The Powerpoint should be used as an introduction and discussion. Questioning is included in the lesson about several of the photographs. My students are always very engaged in this and excited to read the story afterwards.